Children

StarVista transforms the lives of children, young people, families, and the communities they live in. We work with people in need across San Mateo County, helping them to create positive and long-lasting changes.

These programs offer nurturing environments where children can learn and explore:

  • provides clinical services for children and families in the most vulnerable communities in San Mateo County.

  • provides prevention services for children from families that struggle with substance abuse. In an effort to break the cycle of addiction, the program uses psychoeducation and counseling to educate children about addiction, help them learn healthy coping and safety skills, build their self-esteem, and realize that they are not alone.

  • is a home visiting and case management service for families who have been reported to a Child Protective Services, and have been evaluated as low-risk. Case managers help link families to resource centers, in-home therapy, and other services in schools and the community.

  • is a home-visiting program that serves pregnant mothers and families with children ages birth to 5, that have been affected by domestic violence. Case managers connect families to community resources, and therapists provide counseling to children and their primary caregivers. Counseling focuses on helping family members heal from trauma, strengthening parent-child relationships, and enhancing parenting skills.

  • is a program that strengthens the social-emotional development and school readiness of our community’s high-risk children ages birth to 5 and supports low-income families and caregivers by providing mental health consultation, early intervention services, direct clinical services, and support for parents and caregivers on-site at subsidized childcare centers.

  • is a special, no-cost program for children in kindergarten through 6th grade at schools throughout San Mateo County. The program is designed to support children who are experiencing mild school adjustment difficulties.

  • provides Community Outreach, Mental Health Consultation, and Parent-Child Counseling services to pregnant mothers and families with children up to age three in the communities of Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and Pescadero.